West Shore RCMP are reminding residents to avoid starting fires in undesignated zones after one man started an illegal campfire in a Langford park earlier this week.
On Wednesday, West Shore RCMP say they discovered a man camping in an non-camping zone of Mill Hill Regional Park.
As part of his campsite, he had lit a campfire, which is currently prohibited in all regional parks, except for designated campgrounds.
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Officers then dismantled the camp and issued the man a violation ticket of $1,150 under the Wildfire Act.
“We all play a role in protecting our communities from wildfire risk,” said Cst. Nancy Saggar of the West Shore RCMP.
“The potential for wildfire is increased with the summer season and is currently rated as ‘high’ in Southern Vancouver Island.”
Meanwhile, in Victoria, VicPD is reminding drivers that it is illegal to toss cigarettes out of vehicles.
A little over one week ago, a Saanich motorist was fined for throwing his lit cigarette out of his car right in front of Victoria Police Chief Del Manak.
The motorist hopefully learned his lesson after Chief Manak issued a $575 ticket and the story went viral on social media.